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Kinesiology

College of Health and Human Services

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Kinesiology - KIN Graduate Courses

GRADUATE LEVEL

511. Sports Marketing, Development, and Fund Raising (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and a Baccalaureate Degree in Kinesiology/Physical Education or related field and admission to the Kinesiology Graduate Sports Management Program.
Provides students with an overview of sport marketing. It presents basic marketing terminology and discusses the application of marketing concepts to the development and promotion of the business of sport.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

512. Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; admission into the Kinesiology Graduate Sport Management Program; or permission of instructor.
Examines legal and ethical issues associated with sport settings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

513. Personnel and Facility Management in Athletics (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing admission into the Kinesiology Graduate Sport Management Program.
Examines the principles and practices associated with managing personnel and facilities in interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, international, and professional sport.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

514. Sport Finance
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; admission into the Kinesiology Graduate Sport Management Program.
Discusses financial management principles for use in interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, international, and professional sports. Special emphasis is placed on understanding various means by which sport organizations control costs and increase revenue.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

521. Foundations of Sport Management (3)
Prerequisite: EDSS 450P or equivalent, or teaching experience (including student teaching).
Introduces students to the business of sport and the functional areas of Sport Management. Discusses the leadership/supervisory philosophies, principles, and practices of managing interscholastic, intercollegiate, amateur, international, and professional sport.

 

522. Non-Traditional Activities in K-12 Physical Education (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the Master of Arts Program in Pedagogical Studies.
Plan, implement, and evaluate nontraditional games and activities. Emphasis is on meeting needs of diverse populations, including students with disabilities, problem- solving, assessment, safety and injury prevention, ethical issues, group discussion, analysis of school outdoor educational experiences.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

523. Theory and Practice of College Teaching in Kinesiology (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Designed to enhance the teaching knowledge and skills of persons who aspire to become or are currently college and university instructors of kinesiology through an examination of the principles and techniques of adult education associated with the discipline.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

524. Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education (3)
Analysis of teachers and teaching in physical activity environment: focus on developing observational competencies, analysis of research completed and future research designs.

 

525. Instructional Design in Physical Education (3)
Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in physical education, EDST 300.
A systems approach to designing instruction for the physical education program.

 

526. Applied Behavior Analysis in Physical Education (3)
Application of applied behavior analysis principles to physical education (sport) with particular emphasis on single subject research designs and behavior analysis in the physical education setting.

 

527./427. Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 315 or equivalent and KIN 320 or equivalent. Upper-division undergraduate or Graduate standing.
Includes the selection, evaluation, administration and interpretation of various tests used in the physical and motor assessment practices of individuals with disabilities.
Consent of instructor required for graduate students prior to registration. Requirement toward the Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential. Upper-division students register in KIN 427; Graduate students register in KIN 527. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours)

 

528. Promoting Physical Activity and Fitness in K-12 Physical Education (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to the Master of Arts Program in Pedagogical Studies.
Develop physical education program plans that are in compliance with California State Content Standards for promoting physically active lifestyles and healthy physical fitness levels for all children, including those with special needs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

530. Neuromotor Control (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, KIN 312 or equivalent.
Study of the neurological and muscular contributions to the control of human movement with emphasis on application of concepts to sports, physical activity, and human factors. Instruction is directed toward understanding the fundamental principles of motor control.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

537. Physical Education for Special Populations (3)
Foundations in the organization and conduct of Adapted Physical Education.

 

538./438. Motor Dysfunction and the Exceptional Person (3)
Prerequisite: A basic undergraduate course in Adapted Physical Education or its equivalent.
Recognition, analysis, assessment and remediation of movement problems in a child with minor nervous system dysfunctions.

 

539. Seminar in Student Athlete Development (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Examination of student-athlete administration and advising in higher education: history, principles, techniques, and professional standards for student-athlete programs and services.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as COUN 539. Not open for credit to students with credit in COUN 539.

 

540. Biomechanical Factors in Human Movement (3)
Prerequisite: KIN 300 or equivalent.
Study of film, video and force plate data collection for human movement evaluation, including data smoothing techniques. Quantitative kinematic and kinetic analysis examples including gait, jumping and lifting activities. Comparison of 2D versus 3D analyses of movement activities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

541./441. Applied Biomechanics: Lifting and Work Capacity (3)
Prerequisite: KIN 300 or equivalent (Trigonometry and PHYS 100A recommended).
Study of the mechanical properties of bone, ligament, tendon and skeletal muscle. Development, description, and application of selected biomechanical models to the evaluation of weight-lifting, rehabilitation exercises, and occupational lifting tasks. Critical analysis of methods used to assess strength.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

546. Developmental Aspects of Motor Behavior (3)
Prerequisite: KIN 315 or equivalent.
The study of major factors which contribute to the development of motor skillfulness from birth to maturity.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

551. Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 301 or equivalent and BIOL 207 or equivalent. Advanced concepts in exercise physiology. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

552. Physiology of Exercise Testing and Training (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 301 or equivalent and BIOL 207 or equivalent.
Physiological principles of exercise testing and exercise training in healthy individuals and patients with diseases such as coronary artery disease.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

553. Environmental Aspects of Human Performance (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; KIN 301 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better or consent from the instructor.
Study of the physiological responses and adaptations associated with exposure to environmental stressors including heat, cold, microgravity, air pollution, and elevated and reduced atmospheric pressures. Emphasis will be placed upon physical performance and its limitations under various environmental conditions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

560. Health Related Problems in Sport (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 207 and 301 or their equivalents and BIOL 207 and 208 or their equivalents.
Examination of health problems related to engaging in vigorous physical activity.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

561. Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sport (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 207 and 300 or their equivalents and BIOL 208 or its equivalent.
An in-depth study of the most prevalent musculoskeletal injuries occurring in sports activities, including mechanisms, tissue responses, and management procedures.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

562./462. Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 300, 301.
Study of biomechanical and kinesiological factors which are important in understanding the function and proper techniques for execution of a wide variety of standard and advanced weight training exercises. Physiological bases for strength training and adaptations caused by different training regimes are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

565./465. Clinical Exercise Electrocardiography (3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 207, KIN 301, and/or consent of instructor.
Study physiology and patho-physiology of electrical activity of the heart. Instruction directed toward pattern recognition of normal and abnormal resting and exercise electrocardiograms.

 

566./466. Biochemical and Hormonal Adaptations to Physical Activity (3)
Prerequisites: Upper-division undergraduate or Graduate standing; KIN 301 or equivalent; CHEM 111A or its equivalent. Consent of instructor required for upper-division undergraduate students prior to registration.
Study of biochemical and hormonal changes that occur as a result of acute and chronic physical activity. Emphasis on application of concepts to development of exercise training programs.
Upper-division undergraduate students register in KIN 466; graduate students register in KIN 566. Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as NUTR 566.

 

571./471. Technological Applications in Sport and Exercise Science (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 339I; upper division status or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Learning and application of advanced computer and technology skills such as biofeedback, video analysis software, advanced audio and video recording, software for presentations and interactive workshops, worldwide communications, and distance learning/consultations.
Letter grade only (A-F). Graduates register in KIN 571; undergraduates register in KIN 471. A written report is required for KIN 571 students.

 

572./472. Applied Sport Psychology (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 339I; upper division status or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Application of psychological skills and interventions to enhance athletic performance.
Letter grade only (A-F). Graduates register in KIN 572; undergraduates register in KIN 472. A written report is required for KIN 572 students.

 

573. History of Sport in the U.S.A. (3)
Prerequisite: KIN 335 or equivalent.
An analysis of the history of American sport as it reflects the dominant themes in American society.

 

574. Contemporary International Sport (3)
Investigation of contemporary international sport in various world cultures.

 

575./475. Psychology of Coaching (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 339I; upper division status or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Current topics of psychological concern and application as related to athletic performance.
Letter grade only (A-F). Graduates register in KIN 575; undergraduates register in KIN 475. A written report is required for KIN 575.

 

577. Sport in U.S. Culture (3)
Prerequisite: KIN 332I or equivalent.
Analysis of physical activities in U.S. culture. Consideration of the relationships between sports and games and the factors of status, values, environment and cultural change.

 

578./478. Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Fitness (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 339I; upper division status or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Philosophical, psychological and behavioral concepts of physical activities and health states will be discussed. Professional standards and invention strategies will be covered.
Letter grade only (A-F).
Graduates register in KIN 578; undergraduates register in KIN 478; A written report is required for KIN 578.

 

580. Computer Applications in Physical Education (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, consent from instructor. Introduction to computer hardware and software used in Kinesiology including DOS/Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems.
Topics include: hardware, operating systems, word-processing, spreadsheets, data exchange, presentation graphics/authoring tools, and video capture. Emphasis will be placed on integrating the use of hardware and software into a variety of Physical Education environments.

 

587./487. Supervised Activity Instruction Experience (1-3)
Prerequisite: Upper division or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Experience in the organization of and methods for the activity component of a course in kinesiology and physical education.
Undergraduates register in KIN 487; graduates register in KIN 587. A written report is required for KIN 587 students. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units. Letter grade only (A-F). Restricted to major students only. Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in KIN 487. (Conference 1 hour, Laboratory 2 hours per unit.)

 

588./488. Clinical Basis of Kinesiotherapy (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiotherapy and admission into the Kinesiotherapy Certificate Program and successful completion of a course(s) in pathological and neurological foundations of rehabilitation or approval of the Director of the Kinesiotherapy Certificate Program.
The theoretical foundations of clinical practice in Kinesiotherapy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

588L. Kinesiotherapy Clinical Training I Laboratory (6)
Corequisite: KIN 588.
Instruction and observation at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

589. Kinesiotherapy Clinical Training II (3)
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of KIN 588.
Theory and practice of kinesiotherapy techniques in a medical center setting. 500 hours of instruction and observation at Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

589L. Kinesiotherapy Clinical Training II (3)
Corequisite: KIN 589.
Laboratory instruction and observation at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

590. Statistical Analysis and Measurement in Kinesiology and Physical Education (3)
Prerequisites: EDSE 421, EDSS 450P or 450W, KIN 483 or equivalent.
Introduces students to the logic and application of basic descriptive and inferential statistics (i.e., correlation, regression, and analysis of variance) and includes a critical analysis of selected research publications.
Required of all master’s degree candidates. To be completed within first 12 units of 500-600 series courses.

 

591. Field Studies in Sport Event Management (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; admission to the Kinesiology Graduate Sports Management Program.
Practical field-based course requires students to complete 15 hours of classroom seminar instruction and 120 hours of supervised practical experience in a managed sport setting.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

592A. Sports Management Internship (3)
Prerequisites: Bachelor degree with a major or minor in Kinesiology or Physical Education or an approved related major; KIN 521 or 685; approval of Intern Coordinator.
A minimum of 20 hours per week for 16 weeks of supervised work experience in an approved sport management/administrative setting, jointly supervised by a University Faculty member and a supervisor from the assigned organization. May be in a paid or volunteer capacity.
Note: 6 units in one semester may not be taken if student is full-time employed. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

593A. Coaching Internship (3)
Prerequisites: Bachelor degree with a major or minor in Kinesiology or Physical Education or an approved related major; advancement to candidacy and approval of Intern Coordinator.
A minimum of 20 hours per week for 16 weeks of supervised work experience in an approved coaching setting, jointly supervised by a University Faculty member and a supervisor from the assigned organization. May be in a paid or volunteer capacity.
Note: 6 units in one semester may not be taken if student is full-time employed. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

593B. Coaching Internship (6)
Prerequisites: Bachelor degree with a major or minor in Kinesiology or Physical Education or an approved related major; advancement to candidacy and approval of Intern Coordinator.
A minimum of 40 hours per week for 16 weeks of supervised work experience in an approved coaching setting, jointly supervised by a University Faculty member and a supervisor from the assigned organization. May be in a paid or volunteer capacity.
Note: May not be taken if student is full-time employed. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

594./494. Exercise Science Internship (3)
Prerequisites: Upper-division or graduate standing with a grade of “B” or better in KIN 300 for a biomechanics internship or KIN 301 for an exercise physiology internship or KIN 312 for a motor control and learning internship.
Provides a minimum of 120 hours of practical experience in applying exercise science concepts in a fieldwork setting. The internship will provide such experiences as conducting the biomechanical/physiological exercise testing and/or leading the exercise training of selected subject populations such as patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation, asymptomatic adults, and athletes.
Consent of instructor required prior to registration.
Upper-division undergraduate students register in KIN 494; Graduate students register in KIN 594. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

 

595./495. Supervised Laboratory Methods (1-3)
Prerequisites: Upper division or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Experience in the organization of and methods for a laboratory in kinesiology and physical education. Includes assisting students with their experiments and laboratory reports.
Undergraduates register in KIN 495; graduates register in KIN 595.) A written report is required for KIN 595 students. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units. Letter grade only (A-F). Restricted to Kinesiology major students only. Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in KIN 495. (Conference 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours per unit) May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units.

 

596. Practicum in Physical Education Pedagogy (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; admission to the Master of Arts Program in Pedagogical Studies.
Students are required to evaluate their teaching and provide documentation that they are addressing all of the physical education standards for individuals ages 3-18 that have been established by the National Board for Teacher Certification (NBPTS).
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

597. Independent Research (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of Kinesiology faculty member and graduate advisor.
Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. Varied learning activities utilized to achieve competency related to Physical Education not offered in regular classes.
Written report required. Letter grade only (A-F). (Independent Study)

 

630. Seminar in Motor Learning (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 312, 590 and 696 (may be taken concurrently).
Identification and analysis of motor learning principles and theories applicable to training, learning, and rehabilitation in sport, physical education, recreation, and therapeutic settings.

 

633. Seminar in Sport Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: KIN 339I or permission of instructor.
Study of psychological theories and their relationship to human behavior in sport and other physical activity settings.

 

638. Seminar in Trends in Adapted Physical Education (3)
Prerequisite: KIN 537 or 538, or equivalent.
An examination and analysis of the current trends in Adapted Physical Education.

 

671. Seminar in Current Trends and Issues in Kinesiology (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Examines current trends and issues in Kinesiology, develop and defend personal perspective on significant issues, and identify problems and develop plans for problem-solution In organizational/professional contexts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

695. Seminar in Professional Literature (3)
Prerequisites: KIN 590, 696.
Critical analysis and synthesis of professional literature in Kinesiology. Professional portfolio required to be submitted during the class.
Required of all candidates not electing thesis option.

 

696. Research Methods (3)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate major in Kinesiology, Physical Education, or related field.
Presents diverse methodological approaches to contemporary problems in Kinesiology, research design, data collection, and analysis.
Required of all Master’s degree candidates. To be completed within the first 12 units of 500-600 series courses.

 

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: KIN 590, 696, advancement to candidacy.
Research in an area of specialization under the direction of a faculty member.

 

698. Thesis/Project (1-4)
Prerequisites: KIN 590, 696, advancement to candidacy.
Planning, preparation and completion of an approved thesis/project. Professional portfolio required to be submitted during the class.

 

699. Seminar in Selected Topics (3)
Intensive study of salient problems of current professional importance to experienced physical educators.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.